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Details released on Israel, Elbit UAV deal

HAIFA, Israel, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Elbit Systems has released final details on a recent contract to supply the Israeli Ministry of Defense with its mini-unmanned aerial vehicle technology.

Israel announced in December it had awarded a contract to Elbit Systems for its Skylark I LE mini-UAVs as part of an initiative to equip Israeli ground battalions with the portable surveillance and reconnaissance technology.

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At the time of the initial award, specific details were not available. Israel-based Elbit Systems has announced new details, including the final order for its Skylark mini-UAVs valued at approximately $40 million.

Additionally, officials say deliveries on the order will take place over several years and be "subject to the Israel Defense Forces' requirements and procurement process," the release said.

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